Katmandu Gold Slot (ELK Studios)
The Eastern part of Asia remains one of the most fascinating places on earth. Most people would wish to visit this region, and especially the country of Nepal.
Katmandu Gold is a slot that was developed by ELK, and the game borrows its inspiration from the capital city of Nepal, which also happens to be its largest city.
It is an interesting concept, and not many developers would be willing to showcase some regions like the one that ELK has gone for.
Being an avid gamer, I had to get my hands on the Katmandu Gold slot, and I will share my review below:
Katmandu Gold uses a 6-9-reel setup, with massive 531,441 ways to win.
Among the available features are the Cascading Reels, Mega Symbols, Super Bonus, Colossal Symbols, Increasing Multiplier, Expanding Reels, Expanding Symbols, and a Retrigger.
Betting and Prizes
ELK Studios uses the same betting system on all their slot. This means that on Katmandu Gold, you will be able to place bets of between $0.20 and $100 per spin. The RTP is 96.2%, while the highest possible payout is10,000x the stake.
Katmandu Gold Features
One evident thing is that ELK treasures Big Symbols, and they have them on Katmandu Gold as well. With the help of some of its features, this title can get between 4,096 and 531,441 ways to win.
These Big Symbols are super(2x2), mega(3x3), and epic (4x4).
Ice Climber appears as a Yin & Yang symbol. Any symbols above these Ice Climbers will be replaced with either the wilds or in some cases the high-value symbols. If there are any empty positions below them, they will be transformed into wilds.
The wilds (Pay symbols) will often land with a gold arrow attached to them. They act as the slot’s Expanding Win Symbols and will replace any symbols along their expansion path.
Then there are the free drops that you will trigger with the help of at least 3 bonus symbols. You will need between 3 and 6 bonus symbols to get a reward of either 10, 15, 20, or 25 drops.
You can retrigger them too! The fee drops have a win multiplier that starts at x1, and it will increase by 1x each time the bonus symbol receives an 'X' mark.
Theme and Design
The slot offers an adventure in the Asian country of Nepal. Low-value symbols include the usual Royals (A-J), while others are earth, air, fire, water, a turtle, a dragon, a tiger, and the explorer known as Kane.
The Gold series is a rich place to mine, and from what I have seen with Katmandu Gold, its an interesting new concept that remains untapped.
ELK Studios has given this slot everything a player would want. From the RTP to the top payouts, I’m quite impressed with the slot, and I can recommend it to all levels of players to play it for real money.